SVBF receives funding for new Winchester exhibit

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation (SVBF) reports by email the reception of  funds for a new Winchester exhibit.

A $150,000 grant from the National Park Service (NPS) will help to support the creation of the One Story A Thousand Voices exhibit at the Civil War Museum in Winchester.

The Museum will close November 1 to renovate the building for the new exhibit with plans to reopen April 2023.

The exhibit hopes to tell the Valley’s Civil War story through the experiences of people who lived through it.

The NPS Funds will be matched by recently appropriated state funds and private donations including one of the largest donations being made by the James R. Wilkins Charitable Trust which makes the exhibit possible.

Fundraising for the exhibit has been going on for several years as the project is expected to cost over $700,000 to create.

The One Story A Thousand Voices exhibit plans to depict pre to post Civil War life in the Shenandoah Valley with an expansive interactive collection of displays.

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SVBF reopens Hubb’s Hill Strasburg for a one time tour

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Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation (SVBF) will reopen Strasburg’s Hubb Hill for a one time car caravan tour.

The SVBF newsletter/flyer confirms the tour will be this Fri. Oct.15 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Hubb’s Hill sits near the northern end of the Massanutten Mountain and is seen from Signal Knob.

This car caravan will visit sights related to Stonewall Jackson’s great train raid of 1861.

The tour also includes Stonewall’s valley campaign locations of 1864 and includes Bank’s Fort, Fisher’s Hill and the reopened Hupp’s Hill site.

It is a free tour but registration is required at shenandoahatwar.org/events/fridays-at-the-front.

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A Civil War walking tour of Winchester

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A walking tour of Winchester Civil War sites is scheduled for Saturday June 12 at 11 a.m..

The tour will be led by Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation Park Ranger Wade Custer.

The tour begins at the Civil War Museum at 20 N. Loudoun St.

Advance registration is not required for this event call (540) 542-1145 for additional information.

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